Suspended Prison

Written by: Camille Rose Castillo

Standing on the platform of
A confining, vertical shaft
Awaiting transportation to
...My first morning class

I press the button, and
Seconds into the hoist
The metal cage I'm in
Let's out an awful noise

I comprehend, in a panic
Suspended between floors
No way out, no one around
Trapped in a metal core

I call for help, not long after
A pleasant voice lets me know
It won't be long, before I'm free
From this prison, my newest foe

Once released, a sigh of relief
Sense of freedom restored
Grateful that no longer stuck
These wings continue to soar.

~Camille Rose Castillo 2010